Citizens and organisations from the 56 Commonwealth countries can now submit entries for the Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards to win prestigious titles and cash prizes.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Time: 15.00 – 17.00 Eastern Africa Time
The winners of the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards will be announced on 27 November in Nairobi during the inaugural Commonwealth Edition of Kenya Innovation Week 2023.
During the ceremony, all 15 award winners – three from each Commonwealth region – will receive a trophy, a certificate, and a £3,000 cash prize for their ground-breaking innovations across five categories.
Each category is structured around the five pillars of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership.
The award ceremony will be attended by senior government officials, development specialists, tech leaders, philanthropists, and innovators from the 56 Commonwealth member countries.
Launched by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, in 2019, the awards recognise innovations from Commonwealth countries that contribute to one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Submit your entry for the awards before 23:59 GMT on 15 October 2023.